5-27-2010 The Day in Review

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The Gaffe Machine
Joe Biden (so, who knows if this is true) says [withdrawal](http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/26/AR2010052605349.html) from Iraq is going to be on time.

California to vote on whether or not to change to open primaries.

Gail Collins is concerned about the growing role of personal wealth in politics.

David Einhorn is troubled by the growing debt.

So that’s what smells.

Peter Suderman is skeptical of the CBO report lauding the stimulus.

William Loeffler waves goodbye to metrosexuals.

Rand Paul shakes up his staff, and Conor Friedersdorf defends Paul against challenges to his sanity.

Sex and the City 2: Is it just terriblesuper terrible, or the worst ever?

Citigroup is in trouble.

Ben Casselman and Russel Gold blame BP. This didn’t help either.

Marc Lynch identifies al-Qaeda as far and away the number one security threat.

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez fingers rapid constitutional adjustments as a source of Latin American instability.

Andrew Brown views Stieg Larsson’s books as reflective of a loss of confidence in the welfare state.

Esther Dyson throws out some plans for NASA’s revitalization.

David Anderson has been impressed by David Cameron’s ability to harness momentum.

Apple passes Microsoft.

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Lynn Hirschberg’s scathing profile of M.I.A. seems to have struck a nerve (perhaps because it includes the sentence ““I kind of want to be an outsider,” she said, eating a truffle-flavored French fry.”)

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Henry Kissinger
**ON THIS DAY:**

Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for sodomy in 1895.

Henry Kissinger was born in 1923.

John Calvin died in 1564.

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